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AGANOVICH – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

AGANOVICH - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW A book of arctic imagery was the inspiration for designers Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor for the F/W 2012-13 Aganovich collection. Images of icebergs and avalanches are a fitting muse since they naturally gravitate to a color palette of black, white and blue.  The long-haired models in capes,…

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CORRADO DE BIASE – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE

CORRADO DE BIASE - PARIS F/W 2012 BACKSTAGE Corrado de Biase’s third Ready-to-Wear collection mixed 20s modernism with 70s London style embodying Biase’s philosophy that, “fashion is an imaginary place for impossible meetings of people, styles and eras across time and space.”  The collection consisted of classic British looks, given an update in fabric and proportion.…

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DÉVASTÉE – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW + BACKSTAGE PHOTOS AND INTERVIEW

DÉVASTÉE - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Dévastée, the fashion label formed by Orphelie Klere and Francois Alary, created a dark, haunting, and humorous Fall 2012 collection.  The duo describe their style as “mignon-macabre,” or cute-, and this collection was precisely that.  Models with super pale faces had black lipstick smeared up the sides of their…

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FATIMA LOPES – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE PHOTOS

FATIMA LOPES - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Fatima Lopes, the first Portuguese fashion designer to show at Paris Fashion in 1999, kicked off the Ready-to-Wear collection for F/W 2012-13 with her sexy collection that accentuates the internal and external structure of the body. The small waists and narrow shoulders of the garments almost resembled a…

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GUY LAROCHE – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND INTERVIEW

GUY LAROCHE - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Marcel Marongiu’s Fall 2012 collection for Guy Laroche was full of high shine, noir inspired looks that conveyed a minimalist luxury.  Marongiu was inspired by picture of the construction of the Milanese Palazzo del Ghiaccio from 1923 as well as the barren architectural portraits of Aitor Ortiz. …

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LIMI FEU – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

LIMI FEU - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Limi Feu described her Fall 2012 collection as, “the fifties, romantic, [and] feminine.”  This was a decidedly different approach for the designer, who in past seasons has been known for her rigorously gender-neutral ensembles.  This season Feu also played with voluminous proportions, creating cocoon jackets, roomy harem pants,…

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MANISH ARORA – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

MANISH ARORA - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Indian fashion designer Manish Arora presented a Fall 2012 collection influenced by the “surreal and deconstructed iconography” of Brooklyn street artist Judith Supine.  Arora created prints that melded fluid drawings of faces and bodies in neon prints, using them on his jackets, dresses, and skirts.  Other looks…

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NICOLAS ANDREAS TARALIS – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

NICOLAS ANDREAS TARALIS - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Greek designer Nicolas Andreas Taralis took on Asian martial arts influences in his Fall 2012 collection, saying that the looks were, “Kurosawa meets Blade Runner.”  The gothic, Zen pieces of the collection featured jackets and coats with quilted labels and sashes reminiscent of Karate gis with…

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PEACHOO + KREJBERG – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

PEACHOO + KREJBERG - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Peachoo Datwani and Roy Krejberg merged their culturally diverse design aesthetics, she’s from India and he’s from Denmark, in their Fall 2012 collection for their label Peachoo+Krejberg that showed models in preparation for an arctic winter.  Jackets were hooded and leather was fur-lined, with puffy sleeves and vests,…

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SHARON WAUCHOB – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

SHARON WAUCHOB - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW After her well received collection for Edun at New York Fashion Week, Irish designer Sharon Wauchob showed the Fall 2012 collection of her eponymous line that played with luxe, feminine modernity.  Wauchob played with her fabrics, adding pleats, layering silks, and piecing together organza with wool and…

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STEFFIE CHRISTIAENS – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE

STEFFIE CHRISTIAENS - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Working at the atelier of avant-garde houses Balenciaga and Maison Martin Margiela has finely honed Dutch designer Steffie Christiaens construction and imagination, clearly influencing her Fall 2012 collection inspired by ice.  Christiaens imagined her designs as ice that had been corrupted by pollutants, in gray, black, and white,…

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